First Salaries Of Bollywood Celebs & Here's How They Spent It! 

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AUTHOR: DHEERAJ

DATE 20-06-2022

Making a name for yourself in the entertainment world is no easy feat. The battle is real and it is all about how you pave your way.

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Some of the superstars of Bollywood who are among the richest billionaires in India had a humble beginning with minimal salaries.  

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The King of Bollywood has a special place in everyone's heart. In today's time, he is a successful businessman as well.  

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Shah Rukh Khan

But before having it all, the actor earned a sum of Rs 50 as his first salary working as an usher at a Pankaj Udhas concert. He used this money to buy a ticket for himself to see the Taj Mahal. 

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Known as Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan charges a minimum of Rs 50 crore per movie, per India Today but his first paycheck was Rs 11,000. 

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Aamir Khan

“I was paid 11,000 rupees for my first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. I was paid 1,000 rupees per month. And, I think it took approximately one year to complete the film,"  he told Filmfare.

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Arjun, too has established his position in the industry. He earned Rs 35,000 as his first pay for working on Kal Ho Na Ho sets as an AD. He used the earning to create a new bank account.

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Arjun Kapoor

Akshay Kumar's career is a fine blend of exceptional stories and box-office hits. But before all this he worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok and earned Rs 1500.  

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Akshay Kumar

Today, he's is one of the highest-paid actors in B-town and charged a fee of Rs 120 crore for Bachchan Pandey. 

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Big B worked in Kolkata for the shipping firm Shaw & Wallace as an executive and as a freight broker for Bird and Co. and his first salary was Rs 500, per Times of India 

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Amitabh Bachchan

The actor now charges between Rs 18-20 crore per project, as per many media reports

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Ranbir, before his debut, worked as an AD with his father, Rishi Kapoor, for Aa Ab Laut Chalen. His first stint, Saawariya, helped him earn a good amount. 

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Ranbir Kapoor

So he bought himself a fancy Hublot Mexican wristwatch which was worth Rs 8.16 Lakh.  

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Kangana Ranaut received first paycheck of around Rs. 8000-9000 when she worked as an junior artist back in 2004 Mother Dairy ice cream ad.  

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Kangana Ranaut

The queen actress revealed he spent her money paying her rent in Lajpat Nagar house which she shared with other 2-3 girls. 

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Hrithik Roshan's debut movie was Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, but this wasn't his first acting job or assignment. The Greek god of Bollywood worked as a child artist in the movie Aasha back in 1980. 

Hrithik Roshan

The film helped him earn Rs 100.  As per the news, he used it to buy toy cars for himself at the time. 

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Back in 2000, when Priyanka won the Miss World title, she made Rs. 5000 from her first assignment, per Filmfare. She gave the first salary to her mother.  

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Priyanka Chopra

Today, PeeCee charges up to Rs 1.80 crores for a post on Instagram for brand promotion, per NDTV and Rs 22 crores for a movie, per Dailyhunt.   

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Salman Khan, whose worth today is in crores, had earlier shared that his first earning was only Rs 75. He danced behind in some show in the Taj Hotel, Mumbai

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Salman Khan

The actor revealed in an earlier interview that he was paid Rs 31,000 for his first hit film Maine Pyar Kiya. 

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Deepika in an old interview shared that she earned Rs 2000 as her first-ever salary and gave it to her dad to invest it. 

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Deepika Padukone

Emraan Hashmi got his first paycheck when he was only seven years old. He was selected for a TV advertisement and was offered the sum of Rs 2,500 .

Emraan Hashmi

He’s come a long way since and charges approximately about five to six crores for a project.  

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